View Full Version : Local News Students find CPS CEO Brizard’s teaching style out of this world

02-02-2012, 10:09 AM
From Chicago Sun-Times (http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/10374289-418/students-find-brizards-teaching-style-out-of-this-world.html) by Rosalind Rossi:

His introduction was simple, unassuming and inspiring:

“My name is Mr. Brizard. I love astronomy. I love teaching about the solar system.’’

So began a unique digital lesson taught Wednesday by Chicago Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, a former New York City physics teacher, in celebration of the nation’s first digital learning day.

For many kids at Chicago’s Spencer Technology and 10 other Chicago public schools, the lesson was special because Brizard was teaching it.

“I thought it was exciting that the CEO came to our school ... and taught a science lesson,’’ said Lucretia Woods, 13, one of the Spencer seventh-graders who got to see Brizard teach live Wednesday. “My principal said it was historic.’’

Brizard clearly seemed at home in the classroom and at ease with the technology, although he confessed “I’ve never taught a class with an iPad before. My two-year-old son is better with an iPad than I am.”

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